Peak bloom and a waste of my time
I grew tired of daylilies several years ago and transplanted what I wanted to save and mowed down the rest. Well, now I still have way too many and wonder what I was thinking when I saved so many. Yes, they are beautiful --IF-- they are cleaned up each day during peak bloom.
I only clean them up if I am going to have visitors and I 'live headed' them all the other evening. It took a full two hours. What a waste of my life. They don't even drop their dead blooms the next day -- some hang there for days and just make the ones blooming look messy.
I don't do moderation in anything in my life and that goes for my gardens unfortunately. I won't take daylilies with me when we move and won't buy one until someone comes up with a self-cleaning daylily.